Written by Mikaela
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Go back a generation or two, and you’d find that most women – and in many cultures, most men as well – were accomplished knitters. Knitting was both a practical and a social pastime, as people made everything from socks to tea cosies out of necessity and pride in their own skills.  The advent of mass manufacturing and the ‘disposable’ culture of the ’80s and ’90s saw the downward trend of handmade products in favour of mass produced products that were cheap to buy and easy to replace.
The last few years has brought about a resurgence of  traditional handcrafts as people return to the old ‘make do and mend’ mentality of generations past for financial reasons, as well as to make a statement against mass produced goods and taking pride in pieces made ‘with love’,
Here are a few of our favourite knitted homewares. Purchase pieces you love, or pick up some needles and get in on the act yourself.

The Weekend Notebook: Knit Wit - The Trend For Knitted Homewares

a. The Granny Stripe Blanket ⎜b. Knitted Vase ⎜c. Just Plain Folk Linen Rug ⎜d. Citta Nitto Knit Cushion Cover ⎜e. Knitted Floor Cushions⎜f. Hand Knitted Lamp by Philippe Tyberghien ⎜g. Purple & Pink Shades Hot Water Bottle Cover ⎜h. Op Art Blanket ⎜i. Granny Pendant Lamp ⎜j. Mug & French Press Jacket ⎜k. Knitting Tea Towel ⎜l. Claire-Anne O’Brien Knit Stools ⎜m. Chain Knitted Cups by Annette Bugansky ⎜n. Have You Met Miss Jones? Cylinder Knitted Vase ⎜o. William Cable Knit Throw

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